I used to draw once….pt 2.

…and I stopped for a reason. But that reason is long past, and hopefully this trip down memory lane will be beneficial to re-starting.

Drawing project semester one, year two:

Painting project semester one, year two:

Drawing project, self-portraits:
Connector pen self-portrait, 2007…ish?

Gimp-tastic, in graphite

No prizes for guess what I think is my most noticable feature.

One side left intentionally blank
Fun fact: For this pose the model was looking directly at me, almost glaring, for the entirety of this sketch (15 mins). His penis was too.
Who’s that handsome fellow? Someone fell asleep during one of my all-nighters.

Goofing around with ink and nib
I like the noise the nib makes. Scritchy-scratch

Realisations from this are:

I need a better camera, because I do a lot of fine detail. Even just to loan one, sometimes. Should get my finger out on that one.

One way that my drawing lecturers were right was to make using low-quality paper an important aspect of my making, or to use high-quality paper.

I should be drawing one picture every day. Well, what am I waiting for?

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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One Response to I used to draw once….pt 2.

  1. Pingback: Sketches from the #adrawingaday project (round 2) | kellymariemcewan

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